Personal Injury Litigation
Litigating your case means filing a lawsuit and using court procedures to resolve your dispute. This is necessary if the insurance company will not make an acceptable settlement offer. We have a fully staffed litigation department that will take the following steps to help get you what you are entitled to:
- File a Complaint:
This initiates a lawsuit. The lawsuit is not against the insurance company, but it is obligated to hire an attorney to represent the defendant and pay any award.
- Serve the Lawsuit:
After the Complaint is filed with the court, we deliver it to the defendant. This is called “service of process” or “serving the lawsuit.”
- Discover and Prepare for Trial:
The defense attorneys will investigate you and we will investigate the defendants. Both sides will look into disclosure statements, interrogatories, depositions and independent medical examinations.
- Go to Trial:
In Maricopa County, there are two ways of resolving lawsuits: a traditional jury trial or arbitration.
For additional questions about the personal injury case and lawsuit process, call Petersen Johnson at 602-396-4803.